File:Sweet Smoke 1970 Postcard.jpg|framed|right|Promotional Postcard for Sweet Smoke (top row: Jay, Jeffery, Mike, Andy, Rochus - bottom row: Steve, Marvin, Nico)
'''Sweet Smoke''' were a psychedelic rock|psychedelic jazz-rock
band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1967. The group moved to Europe in 1969, living in Germany, and performing in Germany, Holland and France until 1974 when the band split up. Initially, some members stayed in Europe, some went to India, but most of the band returned to the United States. Although originating in the U.S., Sweet Smoke is often referred to as a Krautrock
[[http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ultimathule/krautrockers.html#s Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik]]
Noted for their buoyant rhythms, inventive improvisations and complex musical structures, in interviews, the group says their music was influenced by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Coltrane and The Beatles.